Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:18

Mrs G, that glass of wine is the reason I once got my onlline access to my bank account closed down. I made rather a lot of mistakes with my pin number.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:15

Well, when I started typing, no-one had shown up!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:14

Quite right, too, Nut and Dove!

Two hours after your entries tonight, no-one has shown up!! Must all be making the best of the garden.

I've been ordering shoes for Mr GG online- frustrating!!! Could have killed whoever designed the Clarks website. I wanted the shoes delivered to the local store but could not find the right button to click.  I complained and got a very polite phone call this evening which basically implied that I had simply missed the obvious. The awful thing is that its probably true.  

Also cleaned the little-used attic bedroom - a VERY rare occurrence. Got rid of lots of rubbish and feeling rather proud of myself.

Tomorrow my bro is moving in to his new house after returning to this country from abroad. Our day will be spent helping his family move in.  Not honestly looking forward to it but it will be nice to have him living relatively nearby. Last time I visited him, it took a 4 hour flight.

Was chatting to a neighbour this morning. He is a keen and skilled gardener. He told me my garden is the ideal cottage garden. Know it is untrue but it made my day!! 

Well, have a nice evening, all you phantom members of this website.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 15:02

Now that's a good tip, FarmerG!

Talkiing about hose connectors, I've been setting up automatic watering systems in various parts of my garden and I've bought the kits online (ebay). At only around a fiver a go, they are good value, but the connectors leak like crazy, even using plumbers' tape. Just the connectors on the more expensive versions are around the same price as the whole set on ebay, but I'm going to have to invest in some. Other than that, the cheap versions work fine. 


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:56


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:41

Think I should begin spreading that stinky manure and convering it with a bit of topsoil to make the smell more bearable. I particularly want to mulch the roses and clematis, most of which are near our sitting area. Mr GG has a sense of smell like a tracker dog and I'm not sure I can stand the complaining.  


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 10:06

Er... I mean 'Dove.'


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 10:05

Dave, I am similarly sitting here softening the hard skin in my feet. Such glamour!

Matty, know what you mean about getting grumpy in this heat. I'm thinking of buying myself a pointy hat and inviting the other 6 dwarves around for tea.


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 10:02

Morning all. Garden here looking lovely and fresh after.. er.. precipitous rain, too, FG! Must admit, another term came to mind!

BL, soundsd like hard work in that heat!  I'm amazed the weeds took off in such dry, hot weather. You must have very good soil.

DHC, enjoy your holiday. Hope the weather stays good - or perhaps you are going to sunnier climes.

Fidgetbones, how horrid! That's the very reason I don't watch nature programmes - there's always that element of cruelty and sadness. I know, I know, I'm a wimp.

TT, I'm with you in wishing the pop-up titles for the smilies would come back - I daren't use most of them.

Sold my lovely little Ka yesterday and we are now officially a one-car family. Spent the money instantly on a new bathroom, which cheered me up quite a bit. It took us so long to buy all the bits that the very knowledgeable lady serving me asked whether I was a secret shopper! The whole thing descended into farce because I had lost the previous list of what we wanted (one they gave me last time I went there and spent a whole hour choosing), their own list had disappeared from their computer, Mr GG followed us arouind objecting that I had got it wrong and anyway the tiles were not the same as the ones we had chosen and then claimed that he was going to send me down to Cardiff docks with my red handbag to earn the money to pay for it. Told him he could have a long wait for the money. By the time we left, the staff were giggling, OH was longing for a loo and I needed a cuppa. But the bathroom is sorted and they are going to store it all until the fitters come. Great service, actually.

Today, I'm going back to pay. Wonder if they'll all disappear to the loo when they see us coming.



MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:45

I once stgod in a shop and giggled helplessly at signs like that for an embarrassingly long time. Unfortunately, the ones I remember were too rude to repeat on here. I wish I could!!

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